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Is There a Park Slope “Crime Wave”?

September 16th, 2008 · 2 Comments

There have been random reports here and there that suggest property crime may be spiking in Park Slope. Well, some residents believe more things are happening. The latest from Brookynian:

Is it just my bad luck, or is crime picking up in Park Slope? Tonight I found all my hubcaps stolen off my 6 week old VW Rabbit (parked under a streetlight on 7th St between 6th & 7th Ave)…4 weeks ago, had Iron gate stolen from apartment entrance on 6th St….Uhg… I hate this helpless feeling…

Also, there is this observation from a different post:

Whats going on with all the crime in the neighborhood. last week i saw a group of teens break a dont walk sign and then run into the park. there are broken car windows EVERYWHERE!!!! i know people are after nav systems but i think it is just a bunch of teens with nothing else better to do i thought this was one of the safest places to live. whats going on is it punk teens or is there money to be made by all this?

The NYPD’s latest CompStat report for the 78th Precinct does not show any significant jump in crime. In any case, there are some wheel cover and gate thieves on the loose.

Tags: Crime · Park Slope

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 sebb // Sep 16, 2008 at 9:20 am

    Put Cameras everywhere crime will go away

  • 2 anonymous552 // Sep 16, 2008 at 11:58 am

    Don’t forget to take your GPS in the house with you when you park your car. Most automotive break-ins these days are for GPS units.